Network meeting with the Irish Prison Service

On 7th October 2021, co-Chairs of the Action for Children and Families of Prisoners network met with representatives of the Irish Prison Service, including Fergal Black (Director of Care and Rehabilitation), to discuss priorities for children and families of prisoners...
Fourth meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

Fourth meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

On Wednesday 8th September 2021, the Action for Children and Families Network joined together for the first meeting of the network for the 2021/2022 period. The primary focus of the meeting was to generate ideas on how to action the various recommendations of IPRT’s...
IPRT launches ‘Piecing it Together’

IPRT launches ‘Piecing it Together’

Piecing It Together: Supporting Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison in Ireland assesses progress on a series of recommendations made by IPRT in “Picking up the Pieces” in 2012. IPRT is one of the co-Chairs of Action for Children and...
Third meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

Third meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

The key focus of the third network meeting was to inform the updating of “Picking up the Pieces”: The Rights and Needs of Children and Families affected by Imprisonment. Members were asked to bring their top three ‘policy asks’ to inform the paper. Three...
Second meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

Second meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

The second meeting of the Action for Children and Families of Prisoners network took place on 14th December. Following an update to members on activities since the previous network meeting, Governor Peter O’Brien of Cork Prison addressed the Network on ‘Christmas,...
First meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

First meeting of Action for Children and Families of Prisoners

[L-R: Dr Fiona Donson (UCC), Rachel Brett (Vice President, COPE), and Michelle Martyn (Research and Policy Manager, IPRT)] The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, School of Law, University College Cork (UCC) have both...